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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 04 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergeny Operations Centre said in a media release Tuesday while the Harrop Creek Wildfire continues to burn, there has been no significant growth towards the communities below.

However, the RDCK EOC said the communities of Harrop, Procter, Sunshine Bay, and Kootenay Lake Village remain on Evacuation Alert.

Concerned residents jam...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Sep 04 2017

Emergency responders answered a call on Sunday evening, September 3, 2017,  at 6:30 pm, and found that a vehicle had gone over the bank and crashed to a halt about 150 feet down the hill. Rescuers from Rossland, Warfield and Trail fire halls  were at the scene in less than 15 minutes.  They extricated one person from the vehicle, and performed a rope rescue to get the patient up the steep...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 04 2017

B.C.’s wildfire-driven provincial state of emergency has been formally extended again, through the end of day on Sept. 15, 2017.

This is the fourth time the state of emergency has been extended, with previous extensions on July 19, Aug. 4, and Aug. 18.

The state of emergency declaration will continue to apply to the whole province. This ensures that federal, provincial and local...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 03 2017

RCMP and BC Sheriffs are now patrolling the Moyie Lake area after the Regional District of East Kootenay implemented a full evacuation order for the area due to the aggressive nature of the Lamb Creek wildfire Sunday.

Patrols were instituted after the Regional District of East Kootenay issued an Evacuation Order Moyie Lake area.

The RDEK also implemented an Evacuation Order for...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Sep 02 2017

In the interest of public safety, the Regional District of East Kootenay has implemented a partial evacuation order for the Moyie Lake area and an evacuation alert for the St. Mary's River area effective immediately Sept. 1, 2017.

The Southeast Fire Centre said in the media release the Lamb Creek wildfire is located about five kilometres northwest of the community of Moyie and 18...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 01 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre said in media release that BC Wildfire Service reports no significant growth in the Harrop Creek wildfire overnight.

“The fire is approximately 4.5 km upslope of the community and wildfire crews are engaged in containment operations as part of a contingency plan,” the RDCK release said.

“Evacuation Alerts were...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Aug 31 2017

There have been eight new wildfires in the Southeast Fire Centre today, and four yesterday, according to Fire Information Officer Carlee Kachman.

“Most of them are in the Cranbrook area – none are near here (Castlegar/Trail),” Kachman added.

There are seven wildfires of note (meaning highly visible or posing a potential threat to public safety) in the Southeast Fire Centre, the...

by Southeast Fire Centre on Thursday Aug 31 2017

In the interest of public safety, the Regional District of East Kootenay has implemented an evacuation alert for the Moyie Lake area, effective at 8 a.m. on Aug. 31.

The Lamb Creek wildfire is located about five kilometres northwest of the community of Moyie and 18 kilometres southwest of Cranbrook. This 60-hectare wildfire is in difficult terrain, containing volatile fuel types that...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Aug 31 2017

A two-vehicle collision caused a brief closure of Hwy 3A this morning, according to Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner.

“A vehicle was turning left onto Hwy 3A off of Glade Ferry Road toward Castlegar, and was struck by a northbound vehicle, resulting in a T-bone collision,” Turner said. “It caused extensive damage to the vehicles, both of which had to be towed.”

There were no...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 31 2017

Smoke from wildfires in BC and south of the 49th parallel has forced Environment Canada to amend the area covered by the Smoky Skies Bulletin that was last updated on Monday August 28 due to changing conditions.

The Areas now covered by this Bulletin includes Arrow Lakes - Slocan Lake, Boundary, West and East Kootenay, Elk Valley and Kootenay Lake as well as 100 Mile House, Cariboo...

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